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Edmond Y. Chang

Edmond Chang, posed by window

Assistant Professor

English
Ellis 331
change@ohio.edu


Personal Website

Education

Ph.D., English, University of Washington

M.A., English, University of Maryland
B.A., English, University of Maryland

B.A., Classics, University of Maryland

Scholarly Focus

  • 20/21C American Literature
  • Queer/Queer Theory
  • Digital Culture/Video Game Studies
  • Posthuman Narratives
  • Popular Culture

Recent Publications

  • “Playing as Making.” Disrupting Digital Humanities. Eds. Dorothy Kim and Jesse Stommel. Punctum Books, November 2018.
  • “A Game Chooses, A Player Obeys: BioShock, Posthumanism, and the Limits of Queerness.” Gaming Representation: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Video Games. Eds. Jennifer Malkowski and TreaAndrea M. Russworm. Indiana University Press, July 2017.
  • “Queergaming.” Queer Game Studies. Eds. Bonnie Ruberg and Adrienne Shaw. University of Minnesota Press.  March 2017.
  • "'Love is in the Air': Queer (Im)Possibility and Straightwashing in FrontierVille and World of Warcraft." QED special issue on "Queer Gaming." Eds. Charles E. Morris and Thomas K. Nakayama. June 2015.
  • “Teaching Harry Potter: Pedagogy as Play, Performance, and Textual Poaching.” Playing Harry Potter: Essays and Interviews on Fandom and Performance, Ed. Lisa Brenner. McFarland, 2015.

Courses Taught

  • ENG 2010: Prose Fiction and Nonfiction: "Read. Write. Bodies."
  • ENG 2100: Critical Approaches to Popular Literature: “Why are Americans Afraid of Dragons?: Critical Approaches to Reading, Writing, and Playing Fantasy”
  • ENG 3060: Women & Writing: "Critical Approaches to Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
  • ENG 3850: Writing about Culture and Society: "Ready Player Two: Critical Approaches to Virtual Worlds and Video Games"
  • ENG 3060: Women & Writing: "Feminist Science Fiction"
  • ENG 3230: American Literature 1918-Present: "Queering American Literature"
  • ENG 7800: Special Studies Seminar: "Keywords for Video Game Studies"

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